Weekend Box Office Gets Freaky!
Universal Pictures’ latest collaboration with Blumhouse Productions, Freaky, scared up $3.7M in North America, enough to secure the No. 1 spot on the weekend box office charts. This marks the 14th film produced by Jason Blum’s horror company to top the box office. Outside the U.S., the Christopher Landon-directed horror comedy amassed $1.9M from 20 territories, including Australia where it jumped ahead of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet for an impressive $5.6M worldwide total.
Audiences awarded Freaky with a B- CinemaScore while 84% of critics offered a favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Expect the film to land on PVOD soon as part of Universal’s shortened-theatrical window deal with AMC theaters.
No other new releases broke into the Top 10 this weekend, aside from re-releases of Guardians of the Galaxy, which collected $406K from 1,560 theaters, and Elf, which hauled in $170K from 288 theaters.
Elsewhere, Tenet rose its U.S. tally to $56.3M after collecting $735K from 1,223 theaters in its 11th week of release.
Last week’s box office champ, the Kevin Costner/Diane Lane drama Let Him Go, managed $1.8M (-55%) in its second week of release for a $6.9M running total.